Hornby

Hornby is the UK’s most popular model railway brand and for many modellers their entry into the hobby is via a Hornby Train Set. Hornby Hobbies specialises in OO gauge locomotives, carriages and wagons but its vast range also includes track, buildings through its Skaledale range and power controls to name just a few.

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VIDEO: Unboxing Hornby's W4 'Peckett' Port of London Authority No. 74

Hornby's industrial 0-4-0ST arrives in a new livery depicting Port of London…

By Howard Smith | 19 February 2020

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Hornby LMS 20T brake vans

A common sight from the 1930s to the late-1980s on Britain's railways , the…

By Howard Smith | 24 January 2020

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Is your Hornby R8250 train set controller broken? Probably not...

When we found two train set controllers with apparently seized direction…

23 December 2019

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Hornby Ruston and Hornsby 48DS

Arriving with retailers and modellers who pre-ordered via its website, are…

By Howard Smith | 18 December 2019

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Hornby B2 0-6-0ST 'Peckett'

Small industrial locomotives are 'all the rage'. Howard Smith examines Hornby's…

By Howard Smith | 16 December 2019

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UNBOXING: Hornby Huntley & Palmers W4 Peckett train pack

Phil Parker looks at Hornby's R3686 train pack - a collector's item, sure to be…

20 November 2019

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VIDEO: Hornby R&H 48DS on test

These new models are some of the smallest to have emerged from the Margate…

22 October 2019

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Hornby Mk. 2F coaches

One of British Rail's most-enduring creations, the 'F' variant of these coaches…

By Howard Smith | 04 September 2019

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Hornby Scotrail Class 43 HST Pack

Hornby's Class 43 is refreshed with Scotrail's InterCity livery. Howard Smith…

29 August 2019

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PROJECT: BRM Hornby Christmas Layout

We're building a Christmas-themed train set in the office and you can get…

21 August 2019

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2019 Hornby open weekend event announced

To celebrate a newly-furbished visitors centre, Hornby Hobbies will be hosting…

24 May 2019

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FIRST LOOK: Hornby J36 TTS Sound

An 0-6-0 sound-fitted tender locomotive for less than £165? Howard Smith tests…

14 May 2019

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Our Top Five Hornby Models

Have you watched James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain on BBC Four? Hornby…

06 March 2019

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The History of Hornby: Tri-ang Hornby era

A look back at the years that led to the takeover of Meccano Limited by Lines…

05 March 2019

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Hornby Hitachi IEP Bi-Mode Class 800/0 GWR

Hornby is well known for creating models of the latest high speed streamline…

26 October 2018

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